How to make an informed decision when selecting a VPS provider

Sifting through a jungle of VPS providers and selecting the one that is just the right one for your projects, can be a daunting task. With every other provider claiming to provide unlimited resources, 99% SLAs, and professional technical support, how do you steer through the fog and make an informed decision? Establish your requirements You must be very clear about the needs and priorities of your project, for instance, processing prowess you need, applications that you will use, special software that you need, an estimate of the network traffic that you expect, and the growth rate that you expect. Understanding your project requirements will help you to identify a VPS provider which is the right match for your needs. A decent VPS package should offer quick and enough [...]

CentOS 7 - Restrict access to your Website from certain IP addresses using Apache Configuration

You can restrict access to your website from certain IPs only. This may be required in case you are testing your website and don't want general public to access it while it's in testing and development phase or perhaps you want to secure your application to be accessed from your office IP only, let's say, and not from the outside world. Whatever the scenario is, the process to restrict the access remains the same, and you will be required to perform the following steps: 1. You will have to make changes in your httpd.conf . In CentOS 7, the default path to that file is /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf . In this example, let’s assume that your website is located at /var/www/html/your_website , on your server. 2. Open the httpd.conf file, using vi #vi [...]

How to install the Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP (LAMP) Stack in CentOS

LAMP Overview LAMP stands for Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP. It is a group of open source software used to setup and run web servers. Since our virtual private servers are already running CentOS flavor of Linux, we can move straight to installing the rest of the stack. Pre-Reqs The user will be required to login to their VPS with root access. The login credentials can be found in the email that you received when your VPS was provisioned. You should also have a separate, non-root user account set up on your server. Installing Apache Apache is a free open source software that is used to drive a majority of the world’s web servers. To install Apache, you will be required to perform the following steps: 1. You can use CentOS Package Manager [...]

How to install the Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP (LAMP) Stack in Ubuntu

LAMP Overview LAMP stands for Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP. It is a group of open source software used to setup and run web servers. Since our virtual private servers are already running Ubuntu flavor of Linux, we can move straight to installing the rest of the stack. Pre-Reqs The user will be required to login to their VPS with  root  access. The login credentials can be found in the email that you received when your VPS was provisioned. Installing Apache Apache is a free open source software that is used to drive a majority of the world’s web servers. To install Apache, you will be required to perform the following steps: 1. Open terminal and type in the following commands: >  sudo   apt-get update [...]

VMKings VPS – A perfect solution for developers by developers

VMKings Virtual Private Server solution is designed for developers. Keeping this aim as the driving factor for the design board, our design and development team created a solution which is robust, flexible, and scalable, and most importantly it empowers you to attend to your priorities instead of trying your best to put up with support bots. VPS Control Panel , one of the most critical tools designed to help achieve our objective of creating a developer friendly VPS solution, is loaded with features that are intuitively designed to help you perform a task in the simplest manner. The Control Panel Home page provides you with a snapshot status of all your VPS resources and services.   Delving into the server details, the Control Panel provides a powerful and [...]


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